Dolphin, Orca

This sleek black whale has a distinctive white patch near each eye and a mouth filled with sharp teeth.

Orca CR 5

XP 1,600

N Huge animal

Init +6; Senses blindsight 120 ft., low-light vision; Perception +19

Defense

AC 16, touch 10, flat-footed 14 (+2 Dex, +6 natural, –2 size)

hp 67 (9d8+27)

Fort +9, Ref +8, Will +5

Offense

Speed swim 80 ft.

Melee bite +13 (2d6+12)

Space 15 ft.; Reach 10 ft.

Statistics

Str 27, Dex 15, Con 16, Int 2, Wis 15, Cha 6

Base Atk +6; CMB +16; CMD 28

Feats Endurance, Improved Initiative, Skill Focus (Perception, Swim), Weapon Focus (bite)

Skills Perception +19, Swim +28; Racial Modifiers +8 Perception

SQ hold breath (as dolphin)

Ecology

Environment cold oceans

Organization solitary, pair, or pod (3–20)

Treasure none

The orca, or "killer whale," is actually the largest species of dolphin. Adult orcas are typically 15–25 feet long and weigh 8,000–12,000 pounds

Orca Companions

Starting Statistics: Size Medium; Speed swim 80 ft.; AC +1 natural armor; Attack bite (1d6); Ability Scores Str 11, Dex 19, Con 10, Int 2, Wis 14, Cha 6; Special Qualities low-light vision, hold breath.

7th-Level Advancement: Size Large; AC +2 natural armor; Attack bite (1d8); Ability Scores Str +8, Dex –2, Con +4; Special Qualities blindsight 120 ft.